A great team-building/icebreaker tool for groups that don't know each other well, is an exercise called "You'd Never Guess". Ask each participant to write down a unique, quirky or funny fact about themselves on a note card. Collect all the cards and mix them...Read more
Innovator’s Toolbox: Climate Setting – Toys, Toys, Toys
Setting the tone of the room when a team convenes for brainstorming, creative problem-solving or inventing is very important. A stiff or structured environment can stifle creativity and freedom of expression, which are essential to really let people stretch their minds.If you...
Innovator’s Toolbox: Charter Building
Before starting any new market research or product development project, we always start with a charter. It is a document that gets the team aligned on the task, goals, and deliverables and helps keep them on track throughout the project.Excerpt from Hunting...
Innovator’s Toolbox: Excursion
I love puzzles. Picture this: I have been working on a 1500 piece puzzle for an hour and eventually get to a point where I am struggling to find a piece that fits. I walk away to grab a snack or read an article and when I come back, I find a bunch of pieces...Read more